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Fagan Preserve - Los Carneros

Kayaking and paddle boarding in the Champagne Region of Napa Valley

Plus! Guided Birding Tours & Whale Boat Adventures


Fagan Marsh State Marine Park - Los Carneros
Glide through the delicate wetlands of Los Carneros, offering an excellent vantage point from Fagan Preserve, where Napa-Sonoma marshlands merge with the mouth of the Napa River Valley. Kayaks, paddle boards and wine tasting available. View of Mt Tam, Diablo, Atlas Peak & Mt Veeder.
Fill your heart & soul with the richness of nature in Los Carneros. This one-of-a-kind guided or self guided trip explores narrow waterways through protected wetlands in Napa Valley's champagne region.  
Handcrafted, Wooden Kanaka Boat Tour
Sip fine wine with loved ones aboard beautifully crafted wooden kanaka boats modeled after those that carried early settlers to the Napa Valley from arriving ships in the San Francisco Bay.
Experience three AVA’s in the distant hills and waterfront vineyard vines then revisit that terroir in your wine glass after the gunk-holing expedition!
Add $45/person for post-paddle wine tasting.   3 wines.  “No white caps in your wine glass”
*wine can enjoyed during the boat ride by pre-purchasing at retail rates, or bring your own wine at no charge

Private River Cottage & Grounds
Charcuterie & Wine Tasting on-site
Guided tour of Fagan Preserve
Launch pad for hiking, bicycling and wineries
*Beaujolais & oyster option in November & December

For private group inquiries, call 707-200-5511 to book

Three NVP tour options
Crescent Tandem Kayak, sit-on-top with elevated, framed single seats.  Paddle board. Or, Handcrafted, wooden whale 4-seater boat with a personal guide. The whaleboat is built to allow light to reflect through the semi-translucent hull.  *Tandem, pedal drive kayaks available upon request for $50/upcharge

Kayak or SUP, paddles, life jacket, on-shore instruction & overview. Dry bags & cell phone lanyard for convenient photo ops, upon request.

Prior kayaking experience isn't mandatory, but a reasonable level of physical fitness is recommended.  For families with kids the adults must have prior kayaking experience.  Whale boat tour is available for families with small kids. 

PRICING INCLUDES A $20 NON-REFUNDABLE BOOKING FEE. Gratuity is not included, please tip your guide.

Group 139@2x-1

Timing is everything. Reserve Your Spot!

Fagan Marsh State Marine Park is located in the Los Carneros AVA where champagne grapes are grown in Napa Valley.  Now the largest, contiguous tidal estuary on the West Coast, composing 15,000 acres, it is a major stop along the Pacific Flyway.  You will explore the eastern edge of the Napa-Sonoma Marsh with sweeping views of Mt Tam, Mt Diablo, Atlas Peak & Mt. Veeder.    


Napa Valley Paddle
Los Carneros, Napa Valley